Ben Turner in the Huddersfield Theatre, Huddersfield, and elsewhere in Yorkshire - between 1880 and 1889

from About Myself, 1863–1930, page 57:

Early in my adult life I mixed with older folks than myself and would trail miles to a lecture, to a concert or to hear a sermon by a famous preacher, and went, when I could, to the theatre, or music hall, etc. I spent many a threepence in the gallery of the old Huddersfield Theatre; [...] I have gone twice a week to see the famous actors of that day in Shakespearian plays. I once went to foreign opera, but not being cultivated up to it, and as I couldn’t tell a word they said— not knowing Italian—well, I didn’t go again.

cite as

Ben Turner, About Myself, 1863–1930 (London, 1930), p. 57. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: the Huddersfield Theatre, Huddersfield, and elsewhere in Yorkshire


Ben Turner
journalist, millworker, politician (member of parliament 1922-24 and 1929-31), trade union organiser

Listening to

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unspecified music hall songs
an Italian opera

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1880 and 1889
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 01 Jun 2022 11:54:42 +0100
Approved on Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:17:44 +0100